STUCKY, ANDERSON, HOBSON, UNRUH SET TO LEAD ELYRIA CHRISTIAN

By William

ELYRIA – For the 2020-21 season to be a success for the Elyria Christian boys basketball team, they will be counting on a solid nucleus of returnees to lead the charge.

Head Coach Zach Goodrich looks to build on a decent 15-8 performance in 2019-20 with four (4) key returnees plus several newcomers, a prospect which he claims could develop into a great team.

The 2020-21 season will test the Eagles early as they will play four (4) games within the first eight (8) days of the season, that is presuming that COVID-19 does not get in the way.

Here is a season preview of the 2020-21 Elyria Christian Eagles:

OPENING 2 WEEKS OF THE SEASON:

  • Open the season on Friday, December 4 by hosting Moundridge.
  • Monday, December 7 – play at Burrton in the Bluebird Classic.
  • Tuesday, December 8 – play host to Goessel as part of the Bluebird Classic.
  • Saturday, December 12 – play in Burrton for the final game of the Bluebird Classic.

WHAT DOES COACH ZACH GOODRICH BRING TO THE BENCH?

  • Head Coach Zach Goodrich is beginning his fifth (5th) season as leader of the Elyria Christian boys basketball program.
  • In 2019-20 he coached the team to an overall mark of 15-8.
  • Coach Goodrich’s overall record at Elyria Christian is 67-25.
  • Coach Goodrich also serves as the Athletic Director for Elyria Christian.

WHO DOES NOT RETURN FOR THE ELYRIA CHRISTIAN EAGLES?

  • Jackson Stone
  • Gage Schneider

WHO DOES RETURN FOR THE ELYRIA CHRISTIAN EAGLES?

The Elyria Christian boys basketball team returns the following key players:

  • Zach Stucky, a 5’9” senior who averaged 11.5 points and 2.5 assists per game in 2019-20.
  • Bret Anderson, a 6’2” senior who averaged 8.4 points and 5.0 rebounds per game in 2019-20.
  • Josef Hobson, a 5’8” senior who averaged 5.3 points per game in 2019-20.
  • Ben Unruh, a 5’10” juniopr who averaged 4.2 points and 3.0 rebounds per game in 2019-20.

RETURNEES & NEWCOMER(S) THAT MAY SEE PLAYING TIME?

Among the newcomers or other returnees that Coach Goodrich is counting on to contribute in 2020-21:

  • Keyan Wiggers, junior
  • Alec Huddle, sophomore

WHAT COACH GOODRICH IS SAYING ABOUT THE UPCOMING 2020-21 ELYRIA CHRISTIAN EAGLE SEASON?

  • “We have an opportunity to be a great team.”
  • “Some of the returning players have put in a lot of work this summer and have truly improved.”
  • “Zach Stucky and Bret Anderson will be two players we will lean on to lead us this season and both seem to be more than ready for that challenge.”
  • “We believe that some of our underclassmen have a chance to make big strides this season and be key contributors at the varsity level.”
  • “For us to be successful, we will need to play with flow and not depend on every situation being perfect.”
  • “For us to continue being successful, we need to learn how to make the best play on each possession and continue to play solid defense.”

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